Latinos/as in Same-Sex Couples in California: Data from Census 2000

By Brad Sears, Gary J. Gates
May 2005

This study analyzes data from Census 2000 to show that 45,000 Latinos and Latinas in California are part of a same-sex couple. Latino/as account for one in four individuals in same-sex couples in California. The study also shows that more than half of California’s 27,858 Latino/a same-sex couples are raising some 33,000 children and are struggling with some of the same economic difficulties as other Latino/a families in the state.

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